Rich Color on Park Avenue


This three + bedroom home on Park Avenue is a collection of uniquely purposed rooms as well as striking art and artistic furnishings. It’s depth of subtle texture and shapes is highlighted by perfectly balanced and richly saturated color. Continue reading

Oak House: Sustainable by the Sea


Oak House is the brainchild of architect Roderick James and his wife, Amanda Markham. This guest house was designed as a prototype of expandable living and a great example of sustainable building practices, including the use of natural building materials and renewable energy systems. This seven-acre site sits on the west coast of Scotland, and overlooks the Sound to the Isle of Mull. Continue reading

Lajeunesse Residence Renovation: Modern and bright


“Modern and bright” was the main request of the couple updating this home in Montreal, Canada. Originally built by the client’s grandfather, this young family requested that two apartments on three floors be turned into a single-family dwelling. The challenge of this renovation was to re-configure the spaces so that the focus was on the rear of the building, away from the noisy street in front. Another important piece was to incorporate natural light, which was accomplished with a double height light well placed in the stairwell. Continue reading

Tokyo Towers: Translucent Guest Rooms


Two types of guest rooms, designed by Curiosity seem to float within the Tokyo Towers. In this bustling crowded city, these rooms have a lightness that will lift your spirit and let you leave your cares at the door. Continue reading

Lady Peel House Renovation: Making Her Grand Entrance


This historic home in downtown Toronto was the birthplace of the celebrated actress, Lady Peel, known for her many roles on stage and in movies, such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” which was released in 1967. Continue reading

Kerferd House: A Study in Minimalism


From its brick facade and clean interior lines, Kerferd House is a study in minimalism. The architecture and interior design firm of Whiting Architects, under the superbly creative direction of Steven and Carole Whiting, designed this home. Continue reading

Amangiri: Peaceful Mountain Resort


In southern Utah there exists a resort that has emerged from the landscape, and for the appreciation of that landscape. Amangiri rests on 600 acres in a sheltered valley and it offers an exquisite range of suites and amenities. Every last detail is designed to immerse you in nature while enjoying understated luxury. Continue reading

Victorian Vicarage Conversion in Hackney


The vicar may have left the building though he left a wealth of character and charm behind. This Victorian vicarage in Hackney preaches the value of preservation and the comfort of modern amenities. The engaged columns and Gothic arch lined entrance is dramatic. A charcoal grey band runs between the columns and up to half of their height. Richly patterned and colored tile graces the length of the corridor. Photos from a by-gone era are centered within and framed by the arches. Continue reading

Lush Tree House: always feel connected to nature


If you’ve always loved the views of a tree house but feel the need to be grounded, this is the home for you. Located on Folly Island on South Carolina’s coast, the home enjoys sea breezes and marsh views as far as the eye can see. Sleeping areas are connected to the living area by glass covered bridges so you always feel connected to nature. Continue reading

Eardley Crescent residence: Modern Pastels


I tend to prefer bright colors yet I’m smitten with the sophistication of the pastel pops of color in this London home. The 3 bedroom flat is a creamy showcase of style and icons of design. Start with an entire box of white – walls, ceiling, furniture, built-ins, kitchen counters and cabinets. Then anchor these with a sun-kissed sand colored wide plank floor. Continue reading